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General Application for Employment

General Application for Employment
General Application for Employment

Water Resources Technician (York)

Water Resources Technician (York)
Water Resources Technician (York)
The District’s Water Resources Technician performs a variety of water related tasks to support the Water Department Manager. This position provides support to both groundwater quantity and quality programs. This will include data collection, working one on one with producers, assistance in education activities, rules enforcement, and violation investigations. Start dates are flexible.
 
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Perform flow meter installation and maintenance inspections
  • Conduct chemigation inspections
  • Collect water level measurements
  • Collect water quality samples following quality assurance and quality control standards
  • Other duties as assigned by the water department manager 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree in natural resources, water sciences, environmental sciences, or agriculture
  • Must attain a Natural Resources Ground Water Technician License (may be obtained after employment)
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with people
  • Capability to work independently and take responsibility for results
  • Effectively present information to management and the public thru written and verbal communication
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience desirable
  • General knowledge of production agriculture helpful 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • The physical demands described here are typical of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The physical duties for this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Loading and unloading a 4-wheeler from the bed of a pickup or trailer
  • Lifting 50 pounds from ground level
  • Operate monitoring well pumping equipment
  • Operate equipment such as tractors with loaders and lawnmowers
  • Perform laboratory functions where fumes and airborne particles may be present
  • Work in close proximity to irrigation wells, both combustion engine and electric, with power take off (PTO) shafts and noise
  • Walk in uneven and muddy terrain 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

The employee is expected to comply with the policies outlined in the Upper Big Blue NRD’s employee handbook, including the drug-free and alcohol-free workplace policies, anti-harassment, and safety policies. While representing the District the employee will conduct him or herself in a professional manner and avoid actions or comments that would reflect unfavorably on the NRD. Applicants graduating from college less than 5 years ago please include a photocopy of your college transcript. 

COMPENSATION

  • This is a full-time position (starting wage $42,000-$44,000 negotiable with experience). The Upper Big Blue NRD offers:
  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits within 30 days of hire.
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Affordable dependent health insurance available
  • Employer matching retirement
  • 10 Paid holidays
  • Separate vacation and sick leave hours
  • Tuition assistance
  • Wellness program 

To be considered, please submit an application, cover letter, resume, and contact information including the e-mail addresses for three professional and one personal references.  Applicants graduating from college less than 5 years ago, please include a photocopy of your college transcript. Both USPS and electronic formats are welcome. Submit information to Marie Krausnick at mebel@upperbigblue.org no later than August 14, 2022.
 
Upper Big Blue NRD
319 E 25th St.
York, NE 68467
(402) 362-6601
 
The Upper Big Blue NRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, age, protected Veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
 

 

Water Data Assistant (York)

Water Data Assistant (York)
Water Data Assistant (York)
The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District (NRD) has a full-time opening for a Water Data Assistant. The Upper Big Blue NRD relies heavily on spatial and tabular databases in its everyday operations. The Water Data Assistant will provide support to the Water Data Specialist in the handling of certified acres and ground water withdrawal reporting. The candidate will work one-on-one with District staff and constituents to ensure data integrity.
 
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Coordinate large-scale mailings
  • Make use of a custom software application for spatial and tabular data management
  • Regularly maintain data records for certified acres and ground water withdrawal reports
  • Work with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources to update registered well records
  • Assist the public with certifying irrigated acres and reporting of ground water withdrawals
  • Coordinate with District County Assessors to update tract records
  • Other duties as assigned by the water department manager or water data specialist 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Associate of Science degree with applicable experience in natural resources, agriculture, agri-business, database management, or environmental sciences
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills are a must
  • Skill in reviewing, proofing, and verifying data
  • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with people
  • Capable of working independently and taking responsibility for results
  • Use sound judgement in difficult situations to facilitate conflict resolution
  • Experience in land records management desirable, but not required
  • Microsoft SQL experience desirable but not required 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • The physical demands described here are typical of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The physical duties for this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Lifting 25-50 pounds from ground level to overhead
  • Sitting for extended periods of time behind a computer screen
  • Ability to fold, stuff, and postmark large mailings     
          
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
The employee is expected to comply with the District’s personnel policies, drug-free and alcohol-free workplace policies, and safety policies. While representing the District, the employee will conduct himself or herself in a professional manner and avoid actions or comments that would reflect unfavorably on the District.
 
COMPENSATION
  • This is a full-time position (starting wage $39,000-$41,000 negotiable with experience). The Upper Big Blue NRD offers:
  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits within 30 days of hire.
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Affordable dependent health insurance available
  • Employer matching retirement
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Separate vacation and sick leave hours
  • Tuition assistance
  • Wellness program 

To be considered, please submit an application, cover letter, resume, and contact information including the e-mail addresses for three professional and one personal reference. Applicants graduating from college less than 5 years ago must include a photocopy of your college transcript. Both USPS and electronic formats are welcome. Submit information to Marie Krausnick at mebel@upperbigblue.org no later than August 31, 2022.
 
Upper Big Blue NRD
319 E 25th St.
York, NE 68467
(402) 362-6601
 
The Upper Big Blue NRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, age, protected Veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.